As an international student, you may think that you can’t work in the U.S. But, in fact, there are always ways for you to earn extra income and gain work experience in the world’s most competitive economy. The chart below shows you an outline of employment options available to F-1 and J-1 students. Click on the highlight area for more information on each option. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at

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Employment options available to F-1 and J-1 students

student work

working in the US